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American announced in August that they would return to Israel starting on 9/9/20 with 3 weekly 787-9 flights between Dallas and Tel Aviv.
American pulled out of the Tel Aviv market on 1/4/16 after they merged with USAirways. At the time they flew daily from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv on an Airbus A330.
American will get a subsidy of about $840,000 if they operate the service for a year.
Currently you can only book flights in September and October, but apparently American likes what they see, as they have announced that they plan on moving from 3 weekly flights to daily flights starting on October 25th. The daily flights are not yet available for sale.
It’s a strange time to go daily on flights to Tel Aviv. Many airlines bulk up on flights to Tel Aviv during peak season between Pesach in the spring and Sukkos in the fall.
American is launching flights after the peak summer season and then going daily after the Sukkos holiday rush. I get that they probably have extra airplane capacity in the winter due to drawdown from seasonal summer service to Europe, but this all seems a bit counter-intuitive.
But clearly someone at American knows what they’re doing. After all, they gave DFW-TLV flight number 18 😀
What do you make of American going daily on the Dallas to Tel Aviv route starting 10/25/20?